Well … we are coming close to end of 2011, at full spead I might say.
We had a pretty interesting year, don’t you think? 🙂
We grow up a bit, we got a little wiser … or not, but anyway we had a lot of fun – like in a crazy rollercoaster.
The New Moon is the right time for setting new goals, new steps, new horizons.
As the end of the year is close you should look ahead, over the next year, and give it a good start by thinking not at what you would like to happen in 2012, but at what you will tick as “done” at the of 2012.
Draw a picture of how your 2012 will look like and keep it close, who knows – you might add new things to the drawing during the year. 😉
Craciun Fericit! Kalo Hristougenna! Merry Christmas! Joyeux Noel! 🙂
May the best of the best come to you and your dear ones! 🙂
Another wonderful story and message for the New Moon, from Dale.
“2011 Capricorn New Moon
24 December 2011 at 1.06pm EST 10.06am PST and 6.06pm GMT
This night of the celebration of the Dark Moon the indigo sky was clear of any Cloud People. Shooting Star was excited as she and her sister Snowy Owl climbed the path to the Star Temple. She could already see the Starry Ones sparkling in the darkened sky. Grandfather Sun was still setting early in the day for Winter Solstice had occurred just three sunsets ago. It would take many Moon cycles before his light was longer than the dark. But that was why Shooting Star climbed the path with anticipation. She knew the Starry Ones would have special messages to share at this New Moon.
When the sisters entered the Sacred Space they saw a young woman with long black hair wearing a flowing blue gown. Beside her was a Centaur, half human and half horse. They were surprised and a little frightened as they did not know who these two were. “Do not be fearful” the young woman said “I am Thea, watcher of the Stars, and this is my father Chiron, the healer. We live in the time between yours and the far away time. Like you Shooting Star, I deliver messages from the Starry Ones, and like you Snowy Owl my father is a keeper of the truth.” The sisters relaxed when they heard this and their apprehension disappeared. Thea continued “we are here to take you on a journey.”
As she said this her father shape-shifted into a Unicorn and Thea became the Winged Horse, Pegasus. She motioned to Snowy Owl to climb onto the Unicorn’s back and for Shooting Star to do the same on Pegasus. The sisters did as they were asked and found themselves flying to the Starry Ones with great speed.
They passed through the Milky Way with its river of thousands of stars and Shooting Star recognized the Archer and the Serpent Healer. Thea said “In the faraway time these two Sky Stories will still be here reminding the two leggeds that when they heal themselves the Earth Mother will heal as well and come back into balance but in a new way.” As the sisters were taken further into the cosmos Thea pointed to four Starry Ones that formed a square and around it the shape of a winged horse. “When I no longer walk the earth plane” she said “that will be my Starry home. It is a symbol for joy of movement and freedom as you search for the truth and eventually that truth will create stability and right action. Whenever you look up in the night sky and see my home you will be reminded that you are Keepers of the Truth and the Wisdom of the Starry Ones. We need you to remember for you will be teachers for others so the two leggeds will awaken before it is too late.” With that said Pegasus and the Unicorn turned around and flew the sisters back to Earth.
As they landed back in the Star Temple they could see the beauty of the Earth Mother as Grandfather Sun cast his first few golden rays upon her. Snowy Owl and Shooting Star knew they had been initiated into Keepers of the Earth Mother and they felt honoured to play that role, now and in the far away time. They would never forget this journey.
I am never sure where these stories come from but I always trust that Creator and Great Mystery have their reasons for telling them. The planetary body Chiron was sighted in November 1977. Although he has been reclassified many times by the scientist astronomers (asteroid, comet, space rock) they were the ones who named him. When a new cosmic body is sighted the human kingdom is ready to awaken to its spiritual energy. In Greek mythology Chiron was a Centaur. They were a warlike species always seeking conflict and victory. But Chiron was different. He was a healer and teacher. It is said when the student is ready to step onto their Spiritual Soul Purpose path, Chiron is there to guide them.
In her book Chiron: Rainbow Bridge Between the Inner & Outer Planets astrologer Barbara Hand Clow links Chiron to the Unicorn. I also resonate with that connection. The Thea of our story was Chiron’s daughter. She was an astrologer and seer. When she passed into spirit she was taken into the cosmic ocean and became the Constellation Pegasus, the Winged Horse. At this time of year in the northern hemisphere the Constellation with its prominent square can be seen high overhead. The stars that make up the square are Alpheratz, the love of movement and freedom, Scheat, independently searching for the truth and breaking away from dogma, Algenib, right action, and Markab, stability and reliability. To me that is what 2012 is about so Pegasus being part of our story now makes sense. Along with Chiron, the Winged Horse is a symbol for healing and the freedom that brings.
This feels like a very mystical New Moon. It of course occurs on Christmas Eve day, a holy holiday in the Christian tradition. But even more than that it feels special. Chiron (the wounded healer) is conjunct Vesta (the spiritual path and at-oneness-within the self) at 01 degree Pisces (the mystical and Oneness of All). They are in sextile (easy harmony) with the Sun (focus) and Moon (intuition) at 02 degrees Capricorn (society and Soul Purpose). Chiron and Vesta also sextile Jupiter (expansion and manifestation of your vision) at 00 degrees Taurus (personal empowerment). Jupiter is trine (ease and flow) the Capricorn New Moon. So the opportunity for deep healing, personally and universally, is the vibration of this Lunation. Although Uranus (breakthrough) at 00 degrees Aries (personal freedom) is square (challenge) this New Moon it actually is positive and gives us all the power to break free of old patterns and behaviours that no longer serve our Soul Path.
The ruler of this Capricorn New Moon is Saturn (society and responsibility) at 27 degrees Libra (committed partnerships). Saturn prefers to keep the status quo and be in control. He is sextile the Sun/Moon but opposite Jupiter and inconjunct (tension and confusion) Uranus. So partners may want to hold you back if they think you will expand beyond their reach by breaking free. Fortunately the planet of Karma is trine (ease and flow) Neptune (illusion or enlightenment) in Aquarius (the collective consciousness) which is conjunct Chiron (healing) and Vesta (at-one-ness within). So the planetary dance does carry a vibration of healing and break through.
Capricorn is found on the Tarot Constellation of The Lovers; the principle of relationship and choice. Its theme is the urge to unite or separate, the choice to love or fear, ourselves in relationship to each other, and ourselves in relation to the world. Saturn has been in Libra since Oct 2009 and will continue his journey through the sign of partnership until Oct 2012. Since he is the ruler of this New Moon the theme above is emphasised.
The Rays that this Capricorn New Moon activates are the 7th Ray of Ceremonial Order and White Magic, with Archangels Zadkiel, Invocation and ascension into higher consciousness, and Amethyst, transformation and freedom. They both carry the vibration of the Violet Flame of Transmutation. The next is the 3rd Ray of Divine Mind and Active Intelligence with Archangels Chamuel, healing through Divine Love, and Grace, gratitude and generosity. Finally the 1st Ray of Divine Will and Power is activated with this Lunation with Archangels Michael, protection and spiritual destiny guide, and Faith, love and trust in self.
This is the first New Moon of the North Direction on The Medicine Wheel, the place of stillness, sharing knowledge, and being a Wisdom Keeper. It is the Earth Renewal Moon Time when new life begins to stir again in the northern hemisphere after the long sleep. If we live north of 35 degrees latitude it is difficult to embrace the idea of rebirth for it is still winter time usually with snow until spring. But if you close your physical eyes and see with your inner eye you will feel the new energy being born.
The Animal Totem for this New Moon is Snow Goose who teaches us to soar and follow our dreams. When you let go of control Snow Goose will show you the next step. The Unicorn is the sacred animal for Capricorn. This ancient symbol for the mystical realm will only show itself to those who are pure in heart. The skeptics will tell you the Unicorn could never exist but I am sure many of you have met one on your journey to enlightenment. Snowy Owl and Shooting Star did in our story and it was the healer Chiron.
The Clan Mother who guides us at this New Moon is Talks With Relations. She is the guardian of learning the truth and honouring the kinship with all life. She is the keeper of right relationship with Creator and Great Mystery, the self, and our spiritual essence. She is also the keeper of sacred rhythms and teaches us to respect the sacred space of all. More of her story can be found in the 13 Original Clan Mothers and Earth Medicine, both by Jamie Sams.
On Dec 25 at 5.08pm Jupiter in Taurus moves direct. He has been retrograde since August 30, 2011. On this special day of Christmas in the Christian tradition the planet of luck and blessings is shining down on the world. Christmas is a time for giving with love. Jupiter is about growth, expansion, and manifestation of your vision. As he moves forward today anything is possible. All you have to do is believe and be the best you can be. Be love.
I have not had time to do the Moon phases but I will send them separately as soon as they are complete as many people use them as a guide through the lessons of a particular Moon cycle. This Capricorn New Moon is asking you to follow your Soul Purpose Path with integrity and Love.
Many blessings to all of you at this Sacred Time,
Dale Osadchuk is an Artist, Spiritual Astrologer, and Transformational Counsellor and is available for consultations in Sharon (just north of Newmarket) Ontario, Canada in person or by telephone. You can contact her at her home number 905-589-0192. To receive her brochure of Astrological Sessions, New Moon Meditation Schedule or to be added to her free New Moon list contact her at email@example.com you can also find Dale on http://www.facebook.com http://www.TheRisingSun.ca and http://www.crystalwind.ca
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